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- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Ultimately Sinfully Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake

I've been a good girl. I've been giving you healthy and nutritious recipes since the first of the year. Now, sadly, I am falling off the wagon and must share with you my ultimate PASSION - chocolate and peanut butter! I'm not going to tell you that this cake is calorie free or good for you or quick to make but what I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt is that it is sinfully delicious!

Ingredients

1 (18.25-ounce) package devil's food cake mix without pudding
2 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
1 (10-ounce) package peanut butter morsels
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
chopped roasted peanuts

Preparation

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into 2 lightly greased 8-inch round cakepans. Bake according to package directions. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely.

Combine 2/3 cup whipping cream and peanut butter morsels in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until morsels melt and mixture is smooth; remove saucepan from heat. Stir in vanilla extract, and cool 25 minutes.

Beat 1 1/3 cups whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Stir one-third whipped cream into peanut butter mixture. Fold into remaining whipped cream. Spread between cake layers; cover and chill.

Bring remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter to a boil in a small saucepan. Add chocolate morsels; remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Stir until morsels melt and mixture is smooth.

Pour glaze over cake; garnish, if desired. Serve warm, or chill and serve at room temperature.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse Parfaits: Cut cooled cake layers into cubes. Layer 8 Parfait glasses evnly with two-thirds peanut butter mixture, cake cubes, and half of cocolate mixture. Top with remaining peanut butter mixture and chocolate mixture; sprinkle each parfait with chopped peanuts, if desired.

6 comments:

Protege said...

I LOVE peanut butter. The cake sounds (and looks) delicious. Perfect birthday cake.;)
xo
Zuzana

~Kristen~ said...

Oh my!!! My my my!!! That looks sinfully delish!!! :-)

GWENDOLYN said...

My blood sugar went up looking at this. Yummo!!!
Gwen

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

Oh you evil thing! I think I just gained 10 lbs drooling over this!! :) Hugs!!

My Grama's Soul said...

WOW! Do I ever like chocolate and peanut butter together. Gotta' try this cake!

Cheers,

Jo

Cottage Rose said...

OH my Hubby would love that cake...

Hugs;
Alaura